First-year Bachelor of Education students were welcomed back to campus by the Dean and Head of the School of Education Professor Thabo Msibi and his staff after an extended period of online teaching and learning.
The students were introduced to support structures, both academic and non-academic, offered by the University, College of Humanities, and School of Education, to assist them achieve academic success.
A variety of questions and concerns were answered and addressed as students got together to engender team spirit and camaraderie before attending classes.
The Orientation Week culminated in a fun-filled sports day featuring students in a variety of events including soccer, netball, tug-of-war, balloon races, three-legged races, egg and spoon races, running, sack races, volleyball, goal shooting and snooker.
These activities were arranged on the sports fields and other available venues on the Edgewood campus where students spontaneously danced to Jerusalema.
A soccer match between the Edgewood staff and first year students provided great excitement.
The main organisers were the academic leader of Teaching and Learning, Dr Samu Khumalo; the Academic Leader of the Bachelor of Education programme, Professor Asheena Singh-Pillay, and the academic leader for Teaching Practice, Ms Mari van Wyk.